It's Not a Game

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It's Not a Game
Layzie Bone - It's Not a Game.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 31, 2005
Genre Midwest rap
Length79:56
Label Cleopatra
Producer The Platinum Brothers, Darren Vegas, Cashion Howse, Denzo, Self, Dave Stewart, Mauly T., Stew Deez & Thin C.
Layzie Bone chronology
Thug by Nature
(2001)
It's Not a Game
(2005)
Thug Brothers
(2006)
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It's Not a Game is the second album released by Layzie Bone in 2005. The album peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart, [3] number 31 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, [4] and number 96 on the Billboard 200. [5]

Tracks two and nine had previously appeared on his 2001 release Thug by Nature .

Track listing

#TitleFeatured guestLength
1Intro: It's Not a Game2:56
2There They Go Aaron Hall 4:01
3 Midwest Invasion Twista 5:19
4Ain't No WaitinThin C.3:50
5Thug Nation Krayzie Bone 4:23
6I Don't RememberThick and Thin C.4:02
7Stayin' Alive3:56
8Nothin'Thin C.3:42
9Connectin' the Plots WC 4:28
10Skit - Choppin' Game L. Burna 0:30
11Way Too Many Outlawz and Stew Deez4:07
12Thugged OutThin C. and DJ Dre Ghost4:59
132 StepThin C.4:03
14She Came ta PartyThin C. and DJ Dre Ghost3:53
15Do You Want Me3:54
16It's On M.T.F. 4:43
17Smokin' on InformationM.T.F., Snoop Dogg and Joe Little5:14
18Run GameDogzilla and Stew Deez4:16
19The MovementM.T.F.5:12
20Outro1:24

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